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Dairy
Lakeland Dairies increases milk price for April
Amy Forde
The board of Lakeland Dairies has increased the co-op’s milk price for April supplies of milk.
9 May 2022 News
Yara calls on EU to use ‘crisis reserve’ to ensure fertiliser supply
Yara is calling on the EU and member states to ensure the supply of natural gas.
7 May 2022 News
Farmers won’t be told to cut cattle numbers - Leo Varadkar
The Tánaiste says it would make “no sense at all” to cut food production.
Sustainability can't be sidelined in response to Ukraine – webinar
A webinar on the topic of food security hosted by Colm Markey MEP discussed food security in the context of Ireland, Ukraine and internationally.
5 May 2022 News
Bridging the divide between town and country
A new book by a BBC journalist looks at the disconnect between urban and rural dwellers. Peter McCann reports.
Dempsey at Large: scratching the scientific surface
The John Innes centre in Norwich, UK, is making progress in identifying specific mechanisms to allow crops such as wheat to fix its own nitrogen the way normal legume plants do.
4 May 2022 Opinion
EU study models worst-case climate change scenario on farms
Crop yields in northern regions would increase, but with an increased reliance on external inputs, the study found.
1 May 2022 News
Ireland leads world in food security
The Economist Impact's Global Food Security Index puts Ireland top of 113 countries for 2021.
20 April 2022 News
Looking towards increased production of plant-based foods
A recent seminar on plant-based food production in Ireland revealed that there is already quite an amount of activity in this space.
18 April 2022 Crops
Dempsey at Large: the real challenge
Hugely reputable nutritionists, academics and medical specialists have spelled out in great detail the benefits, especially for children’s cognitive development, the importance of red meat.
13 April 2022 Opinion
Extensive farmers should not be subject to finger pointing – INHFA
The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) has responded to criticism by farmers in the southeast, who say the new CAP is supporting extensive rather than productive farming.
1 April 2022 News
IFA calls for full food security review of CAP
There has been a mixed reaction among farmer organisations on reviewing the 2023-2027 CAP.
30 March 2022 News